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You Paid Taxes. These Corporations Didn’t.

Kathryn Kranhold The Center for Public Integrity
About twice as many of the largest U.S. companies reported they didn’t owe taxes in 2018 compared with previous years, a partial result of the 2017 Trump tax law, according to a report.

Where in The U.S. Are You Most Likely to Be Audited by the IRS?

Paul Kiel and Hannah Fresques ProPublica
Humphreys County, Mississippi -- an odd place for the IRS to hunt tax cheats. A rural county in the Mississippi Delta known for catfish farms, more than a third of its mostly African American residents are below the poverty line

A Better Way to Tax the Rich

American wealth inequality is staggering. A wealth tax, which would home in on the money people actually have, rather than just the money we earn and spend, could be a solution.

The Illusion of Race-Neutral Tax Policy

Misha Hill, Alan Essig, Meg Wiehe, Jenice Robinson, Steve Wamhoff and Carl Davis Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy
A continued “colorblind” approach to tax and economic policies is outmoded and ineffective. Acknowledging the disparate impact tax policies have based on race is paramount to building truly equitable and sustainable tax systems.

Why Cities Should Stop Playing Amazon’s Game

Amihai Glazer The Conversation
In my research as an economist studying corporate welfare, I have reviewed much evidence on the effectiveness of tax and other incentives. My conclusion: Incentives just don’t work.
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